NEW HARTFORD – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a family farmer, today released the following statement regarding reports of China halting all purchases of U.S. soybeans.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made the following statement regarding today’s White House meeting with President Trump to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard. The meeting was also attended by Sens. Joni Ernst, Ted Cruz and Pat Toomey, as well as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today in response to reports that President Trump reiterated his commitment to allowing year round sales of fuel composed of 15 percent ethanol, instead of the 10 percent that is currently blended in the supply. Also at the meeting, a harmful proposal that would have created a new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waiver credit program was taken off the table.

‘Next Generation in Agriculture Act’ would address top challenges for young farmers

 Silos & Smokestacks bus tour: "The Meaning of Barns in AgriCULTURE"

WATERLOO, Iowa (April 26, 2018) - Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage is planning a cultural bus tour through Northeast Iowa. Participants will visit three historic barns and along the way enjoy the documentary, "The Barn Raisers." 

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement on Friday following news that Japan will open its market to U.S. ethanol:

“Today is a great day for Iowa farmers and our state’s renewable fuels industry. With Japan opening its market to U.S. ethanol, Iowa can further expand our trade opportunities in that region of the world.

Partisan markup yields heated debate, few amendments; NYFC calls on U.S. House to make improvements as farm bill goes to the floor

Gov. Kim Reynolds addressed recent actions on trade with China on Tuesday

 at a press conference at the State Capitol. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and a half dozen members of the agriculture and manufacturing community.

Secretary Perdue Statement on Release of 2018 Farm Bill

by USDA Office of Communications

(Washington, D.C., April 12, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement on the release of the 2018 Farm Bill:

The  2018 WFAN Annual Conference will be held Nov. 2 - 3  in Des Moines, IA, at the Holiday Inn Downtown. This year's conference theme is Stepping Into Action: Changing Foodscapes through Individual and Community Power

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